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2016 DRY RIESLING

Appearance: Crystal clear, pale lemon.
Palate:
Freshly scented, lively and tangy, this medium bodied wine has intense lemon/lime flavours, a minerally streak and a finely poised, dryish, very long finish. Full of personality and potential.
Technical Analysis:
Location – 45 degrees South
Grapes for this wine were hand harvested in late April from the Cromwell basin area of Central Otago.
Climate:
A long warm autumn with hot dry days and cool nights allowed an extended ripening of fine clean fruit still holding good acidity.
Soils: Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 20 year old vines
Trellis Style: VSP
Winemaker’s Comments:
The grapes were whole bunch pressed to minimise extraction of skin phenolics and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks. The ferment was stopped to maintain a small residual sugar level to balance the acidity.

Bottled: 30th August 2016
Alcohol: 12%
Acidity: 10 g/L
Residual sugar: 10 g/L
Closure: Screwcap

2016 DRY RIESLING